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The Magic Fish

A man and his wife lived in a little house by the sea.

The man was a fisherman. He and his wife were poor, but they were happy.

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One morning, the man was out fishing. The water was pretty and blue.

The man caught a fish. The fish was big.

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The fish was magic. It said to the fisherman, “I am a magic fish! Please let me go!”

The man was nice. He did not want to hurt the fish. He let the fish go.

The man was happy. The fish was happy.

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The man told his wife about the magic fish. She was not happy. She was mad!

She said, “Go back and find the magic fish. Tell him that I want to make a wish! I want to live in a bigger house!”

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The fisherman went to the sea. It was a nice day. He called to the fish. He told the fish about his wife.

The fish said, “Go to your wife. She will have what she wants.”

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The fisherman went home. He found a new, bigger house. The fisherman was happy!

His wife was not happy. She was mad.

She told the fisherman, “This house is too small! Tell the fish I want a great big house!”

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The fisherman went to the sea. The water was dark. The water was rough.

The fisherman called to the fish. He told the fish what his wife wanted.

The magic fish said, “Go to your wife. She will have what she wants.”

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The fisherman went home. There he found a great big house. The fisherman was happy.

His wife was not happy. She was mad!

She told the fisherman, “I have seen the king’s house! Go tell the fish I want a house like the king’s house!”

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So the fisherman went back to the sea. The water was dark. There was a lot of wind.

He told the fish what his wife wanted.

The fish said, “Go to your wife. She will have what she wants.”

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The fisherman went to the new house.
It was so big, he got lost in it.

The fisherman went to his wife.
“You must be happy, now,” he said.

His wife was not happy. She was mad.

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She looked up at the sun. “I want to be the boss of the sun and the stars!” she said. “Tell the fish what I want.”

The fisherman said no. He told his wife that she wanted too much! But his wife was very mad. The fisherman went back to the sea.

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The sea was stormy. The sky was black.

The fisherman was sad. He told the fish what his wife wanted.

The magic fish said, “Go to your wife. She will have what she needs.”

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The fisherman went back home. There he found a very small house.

The fisherman was happy. His wife was happy.

They had all that they needed.

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FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score 120
Word Count 486
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